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The “Most Dangerous Man in the World” Demetrious Johnson discusses his “most watched fight” in ONE Championship.


In March of the previous year, American mixed martial arts great Demetrious Johnson faced off against Thai superstar Rodtang Jitmuangnon in a mixed-rules superfight. Johnson later said that this fight was the one that received the most viewers among all of his bouts in ONE Championship.

In a recent conversation that he had with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, “Mighty Mouse” disclosed this information. The current ONE Flyweight World Champion, who is also the reigning champion, said:

“Like to this day, even Chatri [Sityodtong] said it, my fight against Rodtang has been the most watched fight under ONE Championship’s whole library, right?” he asked.
Take a look at the interview down below:

On March 26, 2022, the Johnson-Rodtang superfight took place at ONE X as part of the stacked offering to honor the 10th anniversary of ONE Championship. ONE Championship was celebrating its 10th anniversary. In the second round, Demetrious Johnson won via submission, earning the victory.

The superfight was fought according to a unique set of guidelines, with each round of the four-round bout alternating between ONE Super Series Muay Thai rules and ONE’s global standard for mixed martial arts. The order was Muay Thai followed by MMA, and then Muay Thai again. Each fighter wore MMA-style gloves that weighed four ounces each.

The striking-only portion of Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang’s fight was a promise for Johnson to go toe-to-toe with Rodtang, the ONE flyweight Muay Thai world champion, and Johnson delivered as promised.

“Mighty Mouse” was able to survive the barrage of attacks that Rodtang fired at him just as he breached the Thai’s defense with body shots and a straight-cross combo before the end of the opening round. This allowed “Mighty Mouse” to take the lead in the fight.

In the second round of the fight, Demetrious Johnson used his extensive experience in mixed martial arts (MMA) to his advantage by not wasting any time going for a takedown. After gaining the necessary leverage to go with the finish, he did it as soon as he could. At the 2:13 mark of the round, he hung on Rodtang’s back and put him in a position where he could apply a rear-naked choke. The Thai star had no other option than to tap out of the hold.

Despite the fact that he prevailed in the bout, “Mighty Mouse” was quick to commend “The Iron Man” for rising to the occasion and delivering a performance that spectators of the bout found entertaining.

On May 5, ONE Championship held its historic first live on-ground event in the United States. This event, ONE Fight Night 10, was broadcast on Prime Video. Demetrious Johnson and Rodtang were both participants in this event. Both of them were victorious in their attempts to defend their respective ONE world titles.

In North America, customers with an active Amazon Prime subscription can watch a free replay of ONE Fight Night 10.

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